Top Five Tourist Attractions in the North East

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27 May 2023

By Ellen

Here are five amazing places to visit in the North East, especially if you have run out of new things to do near you. There are a variety of attractions that offer different experiences. From ancient structures to physical challenges to more modern workshops, all of these locations are incredible!

Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle is a fantastic castle and country house. It was originally built following the Norman conquest and renovated and remodelled a number of times since. It is a great place to witness a mixture of history and a beautiful landmark. Alnwick Castle is also a good place to visit as a family all together.

Alnwick Castle

Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral is not only a beautiful place of worship but it also attracts a lot of tourism due to its beautiful design. It is also often surrounded by a multitude of food stalls and at some times of year, it is a great place to find huge market stalls made up of small businesses selling things such as souvenirs, crafts and original art.

Durham Cathedral

Angel of the North

The Angel of the North is an iconic structure in Gateshead, designed by Antony Gormley. It is a great landmark to look out for if you’re passing or you could get closer and take a picture next to the feet of this humongous piece of great art. In total, it is 20 metres tall and it was designed to last for the next 100 years.

Angel of the North

The Sage

The Sage in Gateshead is both an incredible piece of architecture and a modern cultural centre that hosts a diverse art programme in state-of-the-art halls. For example, you can experience workshops, performances, lessons and much more here for all ages. No matter what you already know, there is surely something you will enjoy!

The Sage, Gateshead

Hadrian’s Wall

Hadrian’s Wall is an 84-mile-long walk through nature. It is a brilliant way to admire an extraordinary view or go on a hike. The trek along Hadrian’s Wall is both a serious and challenging adventure to conquer or a way to combine walking with witnessing history and the outdoors. Hadrian’s Wall was the northwest frontier of the Roman empire for nearly 300 years. It was built by the Roman army on the orders of the emperor Hadrian following his visit to Britain in AD 122.

Hadrian's Wall

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Hopefully, these top 5 destinations in the North East inspire you to explore and uncover something new.

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